Angola Cables' cable landing station in Fortaleza, Brazil has been awarded Tier III Certification by the Uptime Institute. The certification recognizes the operational efficiency of the infrastructure and facilities constructed as of December 2018. The construction of the landing station started in...
Social media giant Facebook has announced that it will open its first Content Review Centre in the Sub Saharan region in Nairobi, this week. "As part of our continued investment across Sub-Saharan Africa and commitment to safety and security on our platform, we...
Chinese government has completed its digital television project that seeks more than 500 villages across Uganda access to digital television, reports Daily Monitor. The 500 villages are part of 10,000 villages across Africa that will benefit from this project, dubbed Access to Satellite TV for 10,000 African...
For a company that endured a truly awful 2018, you’d have thought that the priority at board level for Facebook this year would be to tread carefully. Regardless of who was to blame for what in the Cambridge Analytica scandal, and the constant suggestion that lax advertising...
Global talent outsourcing company, Andela has announced the completion of a $100M Series D funding. The round was led by Generation Investment Management with participation from existing investors including Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, GV, Spark Capital, and CRE Venture Capital. The most recent financing brings Andela’s total venture funding to...
A delegation Government of Rwanda officials have completed the first New Economy Workshop at Alibaba Group headquarters in Hangzhou. In this four-day workshop, twelve government leaders representing various businesses met with members of the Alibaba executive to discover the transformative impact and promise of a new digital economy and learn how to drive...
Liquid Telecom has unveiled Mohamed Abdel Bassit as its new Regional CEO for Middle East and West Africa (MEWA), as of January 1, 2019. The Regional CEO of MEWA is a new position within Liquid Telecom, and forms part of the group’s wider digital transformation strategy. Based in Cairo, Bassit will...
Solar energy company, SolarNow has announced raising $9 million in debt arranged by SunFunder, a longtime debt financier for the company alongside co-lenders responsAbility and Oikocredit. The $9 million facility is SolarNow’s third structured asset finance instrument, or SAFI, arranged by SunFunder. It will enable the company to deploy 17,500...
Ahead of it's 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM) scheduled for December 15th, Uganda's ICT Association, the umbrella organisation for private sector stakeholders within the ICT industry has released its Strategic Plan for 2018 - 2021. The ICT Association of Uganda seeks to champion digital inclusion, providing a range of benefits and support...
The ITU, United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies (ICTs), estimates that at the end of 2018, 51.2 percent of the global population, or 3.9 billion people, will be using the Internet. This is according to a new study published by the organization. This figure means more than...